The interview deals with Mr. Gesell’s life as a Minnesota State Legislator (1945-1949). He discusses many aspects of his political life including information relative to Old Age Assistance and appropriations for state colleges.
Mr. Gesell, a grandson of Randolph Probstfield, was born in La Crosse, Wisconsin on March 19, 1896, and came to the Red River Valley in 1916. He inherited the Probstfield Farm. He died on February 15, 1981.
Date of Interview
Raymond Gesell, Alex Nemzek, Charles Gesell, Joe Pavlick, Ade Boze, Louie L. Hill Jr.
State Legislator, Farmer, Veteran
Moorhead State Teachers College, Rod and Gun Club, State Legislature, Senate Game and Fish Committee
Moorhead, (Minn.), Red River Valley, La Crosse (Wisc.), St. Paul (Minn.), Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota
Politics, Legislators, Farmers, Old Age Assistance Bill
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Agriculture | Oral History | Political Science
Gesell, Raymond, "Oral Interview of Raymond Gesell" (1973). Oral Interviews. 8.